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Mahabalipuram Light House - Things to Know Before Visiting

Mahabalipuram Light House, Mada Koil St, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India

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About Mahabalipuram Light House

It is open to tourists since 2011. It is closed in 2001 due to the LTTE attack. This is one of the Indias oldest lighthouse.

Attractions Near Mahabalipuram Light House

Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa
Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa0.04km from Mahabalipuram Light House

A 7th-century Indian rock-cut sculptures Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa is located in Mahabalipuram. The temple is part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed in 1984.

Descent of the Ganges
Descent of the Ganges0.28km from Mahabalipuram Light House

Descent of the Ganges is a huge rock monument located on West Raja Street in Mahabalipuram. Carved in the 7th century during the Pallava reign on the face of an enormous boulder, this along with the adjacent carving, Arjuna's Penance, is one of the largest open-air rock sculptures in the world.

Krishna's Butter Ball
Krishna's Butter Ball0.41km from Mahabalipuram Light House

A gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline in the historical town of Mahabalipuram. The boulder is approximately 6 meters high and 5 meters wide and weighs around 250 tons.

Pancha Rathas
Pancha Rathas0.77km from Mahabalipuram Light House

UNESCO world heritage site. Pancharathas is a monument complex in Kanchipuram. The pancharathas is a five rock marvels in the complex. It is known for its monolithic architecture.

Shore Temple
Shore Temple0.81km from Mahabalipuram Light House

This 8th-century temple is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. This is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site because of its architecture, history, and heritage.

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology

This is to promote the conservation of the reptiles and amphibians and theirhabitats through education scientifc research and captive breeding.

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It is called as the temple city of Tamil Nadu.

What Visitors Say About Mahabalipuram Light House

Nithin Mathew
Nithin Mathew
This relatively new lighthouse was constructed in 1887. India's oldest lighthouse built around 640 AD stands next to this modern structure. The Pallava era old lighthouse is a protected monument and bonfires were lit on top of it to aid the mariners then. The new lighthouse and the old lighthouse are adjacent to each other.

You can get on top of the lighthouse but at the time we were visiting, the lift was not operational. Had to climb a lot of steps to reach the top (Although I skipped climbing up since I have already been to few lighthouses before). The location at which the lighhouse situates is pretty spectacular, on top of lard rock, overlooking the sea. I bet the surise from up top will be super beautiful to watch.